BLOCKCHAIN – the Gateway for Sustainability-Linked Bonds

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hiveonline is proud to have led the research for a new report issued by HSBC and the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance which is being launched today at Climate Week NYC 2019.

Sofie is introducing the report at the launch event for the report today, Sept 24, 2019.

You can read more about hiveonline’s research on our research page.

You can access the report here: https://www.sustainabledigitalfinance.org/initiatives-publications

The report aims to inspire the deployment of technology to unlock more capital for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement, with focus on how blockchain can be used for the issuance of Green Bonds.

Both Commercial Banks and the World Bank have already started to realise the benefits of using blockchain technology to issue bonds, as demonstrated by this report. The most valuable benefits are still to be realised, including integrating IoT and AI to automatically report, and to increase tractability of the performance of the green assets. The technology presents a disproportionate opportunity to investment in projects in developing and least developed economies, where lack of trust and poor credit ratings are a barrier to investment. It also presents the opportunity to open up bond markets for everyone to become green asset owners.

This report proposes that stakeholders such as international banks, asset managers and investors move forward to embrace the further opportunities the technology offers, to increase capital flows to sustainable investment in lower income economies and globally.